Give Stock. Save Taxes. Give More.

Maximize Kingdom impact by giving appreciated securities instead of writing checks.

As the year comes to an end, I don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity to give an end-of-year contribution that is financially smart for you and beneficial for FCA. As you may know, we are able to accept donated stock.

You can make a bigger impact for coaches and athletes by donating your appreciated stock or mutual funds directly to FCA. By donating stock, we are able to claim the value without paying capital gains taxes – and you can increase your gift and your tax deduction compared to donating with cash.

Here are five reasons why you should consider donating stock:

The Breakdown

The stock market is posting high returns

We are grateful that the economy is doing so well. The stock market has posted record-breaking returns this year, which means many investors’ assets are appreciating. While this is a good problem to have, your investments may be posting returns that carry large taxes because…

Capital gains taxes are increasing (but you can avoid them!)

If you choose to sell your appreciated stock, a significant amount of money may be lost to capital gains taxes. However, if you decide to invest in by donating stock, we are able to claim the value of the stock without paying capital gains taxes. And you still benefit because…

You can claim your deduction at fair market value

When you donate stock, you not only avoid paying capital gains tax on any appreciation, but you can still claim the whole donation amount at fair market value. This is the type of donation that both your head AND your heart can get excited about, because it’s not only financially savvy, but…

You can partner with us in impacting coaches and athletes

We know that your driving factor in financially supporting our work is that you believe in what we do. And we are grateful for your partnership with . With that in mind, consider donating stock because…

Giving out of your IRA for those 70.5 and older

For those who are 70 ½ and older that are required to make mandatory distributions from IRA’s. This IRS permits those eligible to make a direct transfer to charity from their IRA. The transfer may be up to $100,000 during the year. Overall, to maximize your charitable deductions, the IRA distribution may be a tax wise gift choice. Read more here.

It’s a smart move for everyone

Right now is a GREAT time to give stock. It can be financially beneficial for you, and it empowers us to continue in our work. Giving stock is a win-win situation!

If you are interested in giving stocks email David Parks (dparks@fca.org)

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